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Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures in Indiana Extended

In March, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered a temporary prohibition on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate in Indiana. This followed and expanded upon the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s order to temporarily p...

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Residential Evictions and Foreclosures Temporarily Prohibited in Indiana

On March 19, 2020, and in connection with the evolving threat posed to public health by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb ordered a temporary moratorium on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate.  This was likely in r...

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Delinquent Penalties Wavier for Property Tax Payments

An Executive Order was signed Friday, March 19, 2020, by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in anticipation that the COVID-19 pandemic may negatively affect Hoosiers’ ability to timely pay their May property tax installment.  Although property taxes remain due by May 11, 2020, an...

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Indiana Supreme Court Decision Highlights Importance of Rent-to-Own Real Estate Contract Language

Contract ImageBy Matt Rust Landlords using rent-to-own contracts should take a second look at the terms of their...

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Know What to Expect When Buying Real Property in an Indiana Tax Sale

In Indiana, real estate may be sold at a “tax sale” if the owner fails to pay real property taxes.  Similar to a sheriff's sale, a tax sale is an auction and prospective buyers bid on a property, hoping it will be a profitable investment.  While each county has its own tax sale procedure, all counti...

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Right to Farm Act Plows Through Challenge

Group of Pink Pigs on CageA constitutional challenge to Indiana’s Right to Farm Act (“RTFA”) was recently tossed by the...

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Rent-to-Buy Lawsuit Heading to the Indiana Supreme Court

When seeking to monetize a real estate property, real estate owners often attempt to draft a “lease with option to purchase” contract, which provides the occupant with an option, but not an obligation, to purchase the real estate at the end of a defined term. Alternatively, real estate owners may de...

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Dealing with Water Drainage Issues: Liability and Immunity

Water drainage problems are a common headache for many property owners.  Oftentimes, a landowner’s rights to improve their own land may come at the expense of a neighboring property owner.  If someone else has caused water to flood or improperly drain on your property, you may have a right to seek l...

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Landlords’ and Property Owners’ Duty of Care re: Third Party Attacks

Acts of violence have become increasingly commonplace in our society.  To protect themselves from liability for such acts, landlords and property owners must understand the duty owed to tenants and invitees.  Recent changes in Indiana law have helped define when a landlord and property owner is resp...

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